Dear Tabby, I’ve been reading about Canine Influenza and it worries me. What are the symptoms and how can I prevent my dogs from getting it? Worried about the Dog Flu in Garden Oaks Dear Worried about Dog Flu, As of June, Canine Influenza has made its way to Texas and veterinarians have a lot to say on the subject. Luckily, the “dog flu” isn’t usually … [Read more...] about What is the dog flu and should you be concerned about it?
Dear Tabby, Our dog asks to go outside and then spends all of her time out there eating grass. Why does she do this and is it bad for her? Grass Mower in Garden Oaks Dear Grass Mower, What your dog is doing is not uncommon and is actually just what her ancestors did. Dogs, unlike their feline counterparts, are not carnivores. But they’re not like your … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons why your dog might be eating grass
Dear Tabby, I have a very well-behaved dog and I’ve been daydreaming about bringing him along with me to work. Is this just a “pipe dream” or is it even possible? Missing Fido while at work in Oak Forest Dear Missing Fido, What a timely question--you’re in luck! Friday, June 23 is Pet Sitters International’s annual Take Your Dog To Work Day®. Businesses around … [Read more...] about Ever dreamed of bringing Fido along to work?
Dear Tabby, I heard about a dog recently who died after going on a 4 mile walk in Arizona, in the extreme heat. I try to walk my dog only in either the early mornings or late in the evening, but sometimes, a mid-day walk is all I can fit into my schedule. I know it’s terribly hot outside to me, but how does this heat affect my dog? Sweating in Shepherd Park … [Read more...] about How hot is too hot for a walk?
Dear Tabby, Hurricane season is beginning and I’m curious to know what I should be doing to ensure the safety of my cat and dog in the event of a storm threatening Houston this year. Hurricane prepared in The Heights Dear Hurricane Prepared, Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and goes through November 30. While there is lots of information available to … [Read more...] about Are Your Pets Hurricane-Prepared?